The case for active equities in the U.S.

BlackRock
By January 10, 2022 13:18

The case for active equities in the U.S.

Using a systematic approach to target consistent alpha

Not just active, systematic active

In decades past, investors have largely relied on information supplied by companies themselves to understand how business conditions and fundamentals were evolving. 

Financial statements, meetings with management and regulatory filings were the primary sources of company information. With the digitization of the economy, a step change in the availability of information has occurred. Now we can uncover alternative sources of information to understand a variety of topics. Nowhere has this trend in the availability of unstructured data been as broad and far-reaching as in the U.S. Driven by the steady increase of firms collecting and generating huge amounts of digital information, the U.S. market has arguably the best availability of alternative data sources of anywhere in the world. As a result, in the Systematic Active Equity (SAE) team, our U.S. strategy has evolved over the years to complement traditional analysis and company-supplied sources of information with alternative data and modern scientific analysis to help better understand how businesses are performing.

 

BlackRock
By January 10, 2022 13:18

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